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Gain career advice and network with some of the nation's leading communication professionals. Sign up for small group mentoring sessions with public affairs specialists, media producers, journalists, health communicators, marketers, and more!
RSVP Now! Space is limited to 18 students per room, per round. Scroll down for the schedule, mentor and room information.
**When you arrive at the event, please go to the sign-in table in JC Room D (3rd floor) before joining any mentoring sessions.
**STUDENTS MUST COMPLETE THE MASON COVID-19 STATUS CHECK AND SHOW A GREEN APPROVAL EMAIL WHEN SIGNING IN**
**FACE MASKS ARE REQUIRED**
Click on the green registration (RSVP) button above to register for the Fall 2021 Communication Forum
9:00 a.m. Doors open for registration check-in (JC Room D) & networking
10:00 a.m. Round one of the mentoring sessions begins
10:30 a.m. Round two of the mentoring sessions begins
11:00 a.m. Round three of the mentoring sessions begins
11:30 a.m. Round four of the mentoring sessions begins
12:00 p.m. Round five of the mentoring sessions begins
12:30 p.m. Event concludes
HOW THE FORUM WORKS:
Students must RSVP for the general event in advance, and must check-in at the registration table in JC Room D the day of the event. After checking-in, students will have the opportunity to select which mentoring session/s they wish to join during the scheduled rounds. Students who RSVP are welcome to come for one, two, three, four, or all five rounds!
MENTORS & LOCATIONS:
Johnson Center, Meeting Room D:Welcome Room & Networking Space
Students must stop by the Welcome & Networking Room to check in for the event and to choose which mentoring session they would like to attend. Students will also have the opportunity to network with members of the Insight Committee and the mentors.
Johnson Center, Gold Room:Media Production Career Mentoring Session
Mentor: Rob Hargreaves, Business Operations & Strategy, Discovery.Robert Hargreaves is the Director, Global Content Reporting and Analytics with Discovery Communications. Prior to joining Discovery he worked in corporate and digital strategy in London at the BBC and before that at PBS in Washington DC. He’s also worked as a Producer at ABC's Good Morning America and MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews. He earned his B.A. in Communications from Cornell University and M.B.A. from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business. He serves as the Board Chair for Girls on the Run of Northern Virginia.
Johnson Center Room B: Journalism Career Mentoring Session
Mentor: Andrea Cambron, Supervising Editor of Morning Edition, NPR
Johnson Center Room A: Public Relations Career Mentoring Session
Mentor: David Fuscus, Xenophon Strategies
Mentor: Jason Karuvilla, Microsoft
Johnson Center Room C:Health Communication/Interpersonal Communication Career Mentoring Session
Mentor: Kristen Dalton, Digital Health Strategies
Johnson Center Room E:Political Communication Career Mentoring Session
Mentor: Patrick Delaney, IC member, alum and Director of External Affairs for U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry
Mentor: Andy Karellas serves as the Executive Director of the State International Development Organizations (SIDO) and the Director of Federal and International Affairs at The Council of State Governments (CSG). Prior to joining CSG, Mr. Karellas served as a senior staffer with the House Small Business Committee, focusing on international trade and technology issues, and as deputy director of government affairs for Aon Corporation in Chicago. He also served as the special assistant to U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez. A native of Missouri, Mr. Karellas received his bachelor’s degree in international business from Webster University and his master’s degree in international commerce and policy from George Mason University
Johnson Center Room F: Interviewing/Resume BuildingWorkshop
Mentor: Kate Perrin, the owner of PRoffessional Solutions, a PR staffing company, will coach students on interviewing and resume building.
Johnson Center Room G: Networking Workshop
Mentor: Danny Selnick, National Press Club board member,
Mentor: Anna Treszczotko, Sage Communication will coach students on networking and using LinkedIn to make connections.
Guests must check-in at the "Welcome Room" in the Johnson Center Meeting Room D